anthocyanin


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anthocyanin

A phytochemical present in high concentrations in blueberries, cherries and plums, which may relieve arthritis and protect grey matter.
 
Botany
A blue, purple or red accessory pigment found in plants. Anthocyanins are water-soluble glucosides that are not directly involved in photosynthesis and can mask the green of chlorophyll, giving the plant a red-purple colour.

anthocyanin

(an″thŏ-sī′ă-nĭn) [Gr. anthos, flower + cyano- + -in]
Any of several water-soluble pigments found in berries, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables as they ripen. All of them are antioxidants and belong to a class of compounds called flavonoids.

anthocyanin

red-colored agent in fruit.
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Thus 146 hypercholesterolemic individuals finished this study (n = 73 in the anthocyanin group, 31 men and 42 women; n = 73 in the placebo group, 30 men and 43 women).
It is noteworthy that fruit anthocyanin content was much higher than those of any other phenolic subclass analysed and therefore appear to contribute significantly to antioxidant capacity of fruits.
The antioxidant capacity was highest in the polymeric fraction and lowest in the anthocyanin fraction (85 g and 6 g VCEAC per 100 g, respectively).
Fraction 1 contained the highest anthocyanin concentration, thus it was designated as "anthocyanin-enriched fraction".
This experiment was undertaken to investigate if anthocyanin in corn is broken down during in vitro incubation with ruminal fluid.
It is in this way that we find an abundance of anthocyanins in the dark richness of blueberries, the nearly-black elderberries, the red raspberries and strawberries, and the purple eggplants and cabbages.
The first section of this review considers the ecophysiological role of anthocyanin accumulation in leaves that is associated with ontogenetic (expanding and senescing leaves), abiotic (nutrient deficiency and UV light) and biotic (herbivory and pathogen infection) effects.
Good sources of phyroestrogens (plant-based chemicals, such as lutein, anthocyanin, ellagic acid and lignans), they're a veritable medicine cabinet" for menopausal women.
Perhaps the most "famous" of these phytochemicals are the antioxidants Anthocyanin and Proanthocyanin.
White corollas from two distinct populations were unpigmented and differed in the anthocyanin precursors that they accumulated.
Reddish color, anthocyanin, vitamin C and phenol content gradually degraded as the storage time increased.